TUSKEGEE, Ala. (October 25, 2012) — Renowned astrophysicist, John C. Mather, shed light on some of the mysteries of the universe during a lecture at Tuskegee University Wednesday. In a detailed and entertaining lesson to a packed audience in the ballroom of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University, the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics explained the evolution of the universe, from beginning to end.
Mather is a senior astrophysicist and senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Although, Mather’s work in measuring cosmic background radiation helped to prove that the universe is expanding and made the Big Bang theory plausible. Mather said the Big Bang theory is not the definitive explanation for the universe’s expansion.